MAPS & VISUALISATION

 

 

OS Maps API for Enterprise

 

 

Enhance your apps with our consistently detailed map of Great Britain - from overview right down to property and building outlines. It even includes post boxes and electricity sub stations, sourced from our own MasterMap of Great Britain.

 


 

OS Maps API Detailed MApping

Up-to-date maps, ready to use

 

Britain’s most detailed, maintained and accurate maps, in the most popular projections and five beautiful styles. Automatically updated every six weeks, leaving you free to focus on your organisation’s activities rather than spend time maintaining your organisation’s map data.

 

It's a RESTful web service, which is easy to integrate, and because you're not locked in to Ordnance Survey - you're free to use our APIs with other providers' services (subject to third party terms and conditions).

 

 

 

 

Five beautiful styles

 

There are 5 styles for your application, mobile or website, using beautiful cartography designed for business and public sector customers.

 

Choose from Leisure, Light, Night, Outdoor, and Road. Each is designed for different use, from being ideal in the outdoors to being optimised for tablets or phones used at night. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five Styles of Mapping
Consumer Leisure Map Layers

Easy to use

 

Whatever you do, there are no restrictions on how you integrate OS Maps API. You can build it in as a feature within your own existing GIS or use the API to build new, business-facing web and mobile applications.

 

The API supports EPSG:27700 (British National Grid) and EPSG:3857 (Web Mercator). Users can request tiles in OGC KVP WMTS or RESTful ZXY, and in png format. Backed up by 99.9% uptime and technical support during business hours included in paid plans.

 

 


 

Plan Options

 

Free trial

Existing Data Licensees

 
 

It's free to evaluate OS APIs for your internal business use or to develop products and services prior to commercialisation. 

 

 

 

              Register                  to start a free trial

Our Partners and Public Sector Mapping Agreement members with a GB licence for OS Data should select these OS API plans. Service plans are for 12 months, paid in advance.

 

 

             Contact us                to activate these plans 

 

 

Service Plans

Trial 

Existing Data Licensees

 
 

Public Sector Mapping Agreements

Partners

200,000   Transactions

1,200,000 Transactions

12,000,000 Transactions

Reseller

Data Exploration

 

 

 

 

 

Free - 2 Months

£1,500

£15,000

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200,000 transactions / 2 months 
1,200,000 transactions / year
12,000,000 transactions / year
Unlimited / year
100,000 transactions / month
Britain’s most detailed, maintained and accurate maps, in the most popular projections and 5 styles.
 
You can license this data free to evaluate it for your internal business use or to develop products and services prior to commercialisation.
Public Sector Mapping Agreement members with a GB licence for OS Data should select these API plans. Service plans are for 12 months, paid in advance. Contact us to activate our partner service plan. 
 
 
 
Public Sector Mapping Agreement members with a GB licence for OS Data should select these API plans. Service plans are for 12 months, paid in advance. 
 
A 12-month plan, paid quartely in arrears with royalties and service charges combined - based on usage type. Learn more.
 
To use this data commercially in your own products and services, you will need to sign up to our Framework Contract (Partners) and a relevant defined use contract. This will vary depending on what you’re going to do with the data.
Our Partners can use this service plan for 12-months to demonstrate, test and develop products being created for use by a third party. When ready for commercialistion, partners will migrate to the Partner or Reseller Plans.

 

Specification

Availability

99.9% uptime (See Service Levels and Maintenance as defined in our Terms & Conditions)

Output format

RESTful HTTP Request. Response in 256 x 256 PNG tile. OGC WMTS, ZXY protocols.

Full technical documentation.

Projections

EPSG:27700 (British National Grid) and EPSG:3857 (web Mercator)

Data update frequency

The underlying data for OS Maps is updated between every six weeks to six months, depending on the

data source. More information can be found here.

Geographical coverage

Great Britain

You may be a large business, looking for APIs to integrate with your own GIS. Perhaps you’re an independent developer who wants to create a new web or mobile app. Either way, you’re welcome to trial OS Maps API for Enterprise free of charge.

Register to start a free trial.

OS Maps API for Enterprise gives you a variety of map styles for business and public sector use – and there’s a free trial to get you started straight away.

 

In the outdoor stack, buildings in OS MasterMap Topography are in 2.5D. This means you’ll get a 3D appearance for 2D objects. 

 

We’ve incorporated different projections too. The API supports EPSG:27700 (British National Grid) and EPSG:3857 (Web Mercator). Users can request tiles in OGC KVP WMTS or RESTful ZXY, and in png format.

OS Maps API for Enterprise accesses four data sources, all of which we keep updated simultaneously. This way, we’re confident we can ensure consistency and fidelity in our products. 

 

•  Strategi (Overview of Great Britain with features such as railways, airports, rivers, villages, woods, land use and place names); 

 

•  OS VectorMap District (mid-scale map with buildings, roads, railways, rivers and forests, plus place names); 

 

•  OS VectorMap Local (detailed, street level map including shapes of individual houses, garden boundaries and more detailed outlines of larger buildings); 

 

•   OS MasterMap – Topography Layer, the most detailed, comprehensive map dataset of Great Britain. Our Topography Layer provides landscape features such as buildings, fields, fences, land, water and roads, as well as administrative boundaries – over 425 million features in all.

In the first release of our OS Maps for Enterprise API, offline mapping (cached maps) won’t be available. The API accesses raster versions of our maps, so users can’t interact with map objects (i.e., tag features) or create their own styling.
 

The OS Maps for Enterprise API’s stunning detail will enable elegant visuals that are ideal for enterprise, as well as consumer use. These include banking and insurance, land and property, utilities, health, education, and navigation products.

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